Level of Training Annual Salary
PGY 1 $63,457
PGY 2 $65,596
PGY 3 $67,715

The table above displays the annual salaries of Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Fairview Hospital's Internal Medicine residents based on the 2023-2024 academic year. These numbers are contingent upon the resident's level of training throughout the residency program. In addition to an annual salary, residents are also rewarded with excellent benefits.

Read below to learn more about Internal Medicine resident benefits.


  • Five paid days to attend the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine board review course during the third year.
  • Comfortable call schedule.
  • Convenient, free parking.
  • Friendly and supportive staff.
  • Employee fitness center.


  • Reimbursement toward the ABIM certification examination.
  • Research Recognition Award of $750 to the PGY-3 resident who wins first place in the research competition.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of your paycheck will be arranged through the payroll office.

Health, Vision and Dental Insurance

Residents receive health coverage through the hospital’s flexible health benefits program, including dental and vision insurance.

Life Insurance and Disability Coverage

A life insurance policy equals the resident’s salary, and a disability policy is accessible.

Vacation Time

Residents receive 21 business days (4 weeks) of vacation each academic year. Vacations do not roll over to the next year and must be taken within the year it is granted.

Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

Residents are covered by the hospital's professional liability insurance while performing duties within the scope of their medical education program.

Stipend for Books

Every resident receives a yearly academic fund for books, memberships, board review preparation, and scholarly activity for local and national conferences a year. 

PGY-1 and PGY-2 yearly fund is $1,600.

PGY-3 yearly fund is $2,600, which includes ABIM examination.